The natural world may be our most valuable aid to finding the greatest meaning in our lives. Jesse Wolf Hardin rediscovers this every day with the help of the wild canyon that is his home in New Mexico. He has found that “we don’t even know what wholeness is until we look outside of the narrow confines of our mental selves to the wholeness of the living world.” Drawing on his own deeply spiritual relationship with his natural environment, Hardin explains how-even in the context of our urban lifestyles-the wilder lands can help us become more present and find greater bliss in everything we do.
Jessie Wolf Hardin is known worldwide as an artist, musician and teacher of Earth-centered spirituality. He is the founder of The Earthen Spirituality Project, a sanctuary and teaching center, and the author of Kindred Spirits: Sacred Earth Wisdom (Swan-Raven & Company 2001), The Canyon Testament (Earthen Spirituality 2001) and Gaia Eros: Reconnecting to the Magic and Spirit of Nature (Career Press 2004).
Topics Explored in this Dialogue:
- What it means to be fully impassioned with what you’re doing
- How you can engage what is most precious within your busy life
- How you can reawaken to your own wildness
- What it’s like to hear mountain lions making love
- How a herd of elk can awaken you to the real world
- Why taking risks can awaken your spirituality
Host: Michael Toms Interview Date: 6/25/2004 Program Number: 3053